Rib and Truck. Name given to a parrel made up of large, spherical wooden spheres threaded on rope. Three to five of these are usual, being separated by thin wooden 'ribs'. Ribband. One of the horizontal strips of fir nailed to ribs of a wooden vessel, when being built, to maintain the ribs in their place while planking is fastened.
Ribband Carvel.Carvel build, but with wooden strips covering seams on inner side of the vessel.
Ribband Lines. Oblique fore and aft sections of a vessel.
Ribband Shore. Supporting strut from building slip to rib of a vessel under construction.
Ribbing Nail. Large round-headed nail used for fastening rib-bands.
Ricker. Stem of a young tree. Used for making shaft of boathook, mast or spar in boat, or for dunnage.
Ride. To yield to a sea or swell. 2. To bear down with full weight of the body.
Rider. An additional rib on inside of sheathing of hold of a wooden vessel. 2. A second tier of casks or barrels. 3. A riding turn of rope.
Ridge. Longitudinal area of high barometric pressure. 2. Longitudinal extent of a raised part of sea bed.
Ridge Rope. Centre-line rope over which an awning is spread.
Riding a Try. Heaving to, in bad weather, and lying to the wind with no sail set.